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A Long Island teacher is suing the state over its evaluation system. (Credit: CBS2)

State Board Of Regents Chancellor Pushes To Extend Deadline For Teacher Evaluations

A top New York education official says the state’s deadline for new teacher evaluation plans is unrealistic and is directing the Education Department to give districts more time.

04/23/2015

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NY State Students Begin Math Portion Of Common Core Exams

After seeing thousands of students sit out New York’s statewide English assessments last week, school districts are beginning three days of math testing.

04/22/2015

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Rally Urges N.Y. Parents To Opt Out On Eve Of More Common Core Testing

Another round of Common Core testing was set to kick off on Wednesday, and growing number of students have elected to opt out.

04/21/2015

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Report: Thousands Of Students Opted-Out Of Standardized Tests

Amid the controversy over Common Core-aligned tests for public school students, one thing is clear: the opt-out movement is growing.

04/15/2015

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NY Teachers’ Unions Urge Parents To Opt Children Out Of Common Core Tests

Meanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.

04/11/2015

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LeBron James To Join Melo On Free-Agent Market

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent on July 1.

06/24/2014

Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony and son Kiyan in 2010. (Photo by Soren McCarty/Getty Images for The Get Schooled Foundation)

Carmelo Anthony Says Family Will Be Factor In Free Agency

Melo won’t just be taking his career into consideration this summer. The superstar forward, who has opted out of his contract with the Knicks, says his family’s needs will come into play, too.

06/24/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Some NYC, L.I. Parents Say Their Kids Are Opting Out Of Common Core Tests

Parents from several schools gathered in Harlem on Thursday to announce they are opting into a plan to opt out of Common Core tests for their children.

03/27/2014

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CC Sabathia Willing To Lose Weight, Says Deal With Yankees Not About Money

For CC, there’s no better place to pitch than Yankee Stadium. He’ll do whatever it takes to stay on the mound as the Bombers’ ace — even if it means trimming down.

WFAN–11/01/2011

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Report: Yankees Want New CC Sabathia Deal Before Opt-Out; Red Sox A Potential Suitor?

It’s fair to say Yankees fans don’t want to see CC Sabathia pitching elsewhere next season. Especially not with the Boston Red Sox.

WFAN–10/26/2011

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Yankees’ CC Sabathia On Opt-Out: ‘Baseball Is A Business’

Will he opt out or won’t he? CC Sabathia has said repeatedly how much he loves New York — but is that enough?

WFAN–10/11/2011